French: Tisserin gros-bec German: Augenbrauenweber Spanish: Tejedor piquigrueso
Highly discontinuous: SW Senegal, coastal Guinea-Bissau, SE Guinea, N Sierra Leone, N Liberia, W & E Ivory Coast, S Ghana E to SW Nigeria (inland to Zaria), C & SE Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, SW Central African Republic, SE Sudan, S & E South Sudan, SW Ethiopia, Uganda, also DRCongo, N & NE Angola, W Rwanda, W Burundi, NW Tanzania (bordering L Victoria) and W Kenya.
12 cm; 19–25 g. Medium-sized, short-tailed weaver. Male breeding has forehead rich ochraceous chestnut to level of eyes, forecrown golden-yellow, hindcrown blackish,... read more
Song a series of chirping notes, "cheerr chrray-chrree-chrray chrree-chrray-chrree", sometimes... read more
Tall grassland and grassy savanna when breeding; occurs also in thickets and scattered bush, forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of grass seeds and arthropods; possibly also some small fruits consumed. Recorded stomach contents included insect fragments... read more
Breeds Aug–Oct in W Africa (from Sierra Leone E to Nigeria), Jan–Feb in Gabon, and Jul–Sept in PRCongo; May–Jun and... read more
Resident; some local movements. Considered resident in Uganda. Non-breeding individuals foraging in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common, with wide but highly fragmented distribution. Isolated records from various other sites in countries where known to breed, as well as... read more
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